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Batavia Chamber of Commerce Issues the First Model of a Batavia-Themed Holiday Village

Jul 29, 2019 10:49AM ● By Hannah Ott

This lighted model of the Batavia United Methodist Church is now on sale at the Batavia Chamber of Commerce. Have a piece of Batavia history in your home this upcoming holiday season. (Image by Batavia Chamber)

Batavia - Batavia Chamber of Commerce announces the release of the first in a series of lighted replicas of landmark Batavia buildings. The historical Batavia United Methodist Church located at 8 N. Batavia Avenue is now available for purchase at the Batavia Chamber of Commerce, 106. W. Wilson Street.

This limited-edition model costs $50 each and is approximately 9” x 5” x 5.” Batavia United Methodist Church will receive 25 percent of the net proceeds. Follow this link to view a short video. The next Batavia Holiday Village replica, to be released in 2020, is the Batavia Depot Museum.

“The Batavia Chamber of Commerce was searching for another Batavia-related collectible to promote following the successful release of the Batavia-opoly game,” says Margaret Perreault, president and CEO of the Batavia Chamber of Commerce. “We are excited to showcase landmark Batavia buildings in this series. It is a collectible that appeals to people of all ages who have a connection to and a love of Batavia.”

With a limited edition of 350, the Chamber urges those interested in purchasing the Batavia United Methodist Church replica to contact them soon. It is suggested that people call the Batavia Chamber of Commerce at 630-879-7134 prior to stopping by the office when making purchases. The model will also be available at select upcoming community events. It was recently displayed at the Illinois State Championship Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, July 27.

About Batavia Chamber of Commerce: A local business-centered organization, the Batavia Chamber of Commerce sponsors or is involved with several annual Batavia events; including the Annual Mayor’s Breakfast, Citizen of the Year/Ole Awards Event, and much more. The president and CEO is Margaret Perreault. Membership and information about upcoming Chamber and community events are available online at or by calling 630-879-7134.  

Source: news and images via Shirley Mott and Margaret Perreault, Batavia Chamber of Commerce 630-879-7134